Dangal (English: Wrestling competition) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat.
The music for Dangal was composed by Pritam, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women’s wrestling team, trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.
Released worldwide on 23 December 2016
At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Dangal won four awards, including Best Film, Best Director (Tiwari), Best Action (Shyam) and Best Actor (Khan)
Dangal emerged as the highest grossing Hindi film domestically, and the second highest grossing Indian film of all time with the worldwide gross of ₹741.08 crore (US$110 million).
And now Aamir Khan to play an astronaut character
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, Aamir Khan is all set to showcase the life of Hyderabadi astronaut Rakesh Sharma, which will be directed by Mahesh Mathai.
Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian to have ever entered space, as he flew aboard the Soyuz T-11 in 1984. He spent seven days, 21 hours and 40 minutes in space.
The report quoted Rakesh Sharma saying, “This has been going on since the last eight years now. It has taken long to come to this point.
The filmmakers were busy with other projects and I was busy too. It is a very tedious affair. It’s still in the offing and Aamir Khan is going to play my role. But the rest has not been finalized.” How exciting!